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How Ryan’s super PAC stopped an Ossoff upset

How Ryan's super PAC stopped an Ossoff upset. by David M. Drucker · April 19, 2017 The Republican Party avoided a demoralizing upset Tuesday when it forced Democrat Jon Ossoff into a special election runoff to fill a vacant conservative Georgia House district. Ossoff finished first in a crowded field dominated by Republicans. But he appears to have fallen short […]

Colin Kaepernick National-Anthem Protest: Why It Failed | National Review

Colin Kaepernick National-Anthem Protest: Why It Failed | National Review. by Kyle Smith · April 18, 2017 L’Affaire Kaepernick is winding down with humiliating defeat facing those athletes, and the jock-sniffing courtiers surrounding them, who publicly disrespected the American flag. About all that is left is for the losers to complain that the winners are hypocrites. A particularly high-pitched whine […]

Gorsuch prepares for first blockbuster case | Fox News

Gorsuch prepares for first blockbuster case | Fox News. A playground at a Missouri church is at the heart of the first big blockbuster case that Justice Neil Gorsuch is primed to hear in his newly assumed role as the ninth member of the Supreme Court. The case of Trinity Lutheran Church deals with a double dose of contentious issues: […]

Trump Is Borrowing From the Lame-duck Playbook – Jonah Goldberg

Trump Is Borrowing From the Lame-duck Playbook – Jonah Goldberg. by Jonah Goldberg One of the (many) things that makes the Trump presidency so hard to read is that the chapters are all out of order. Traditionally, during the transition period, presidents-elect are out of the limelight. But while Barack Obama was still in the White House, Donald Trump announced […]

Tackling Renewables’ Grid Problem – The American Interest

Tackling Renewables’ Grid Problem – The American Interest. by Peter H. Schuck Energy secretary Rick Perry announced this week that the Department of Energy will be conducted a review of the ways in which renewables are affecting the stability of American power grids. The Hill reports: The review, according to a memo from Perry released on Monday, aims to assess […]

Bad Reviews For Trump’s Korea Policy | The Weekly Standard

Bad Reviews For Trump's Korea Policy | The Weekly Standard. American foreign policy experts and journalists are having a field day panning Donald Trump’s North Korea policy. It’s a different story in South Korea. Sorry, you’ve reached the limit on the articles you can view. Vice President Mike Pence is briefed by U.S. Gen. Vincent Brooks from Observation Post Ouellette […]

AP Changes Fresno Shooter’s Words From ‘Allahu Akbar’ | The Daily Caller

AP Changes Fresno Shooter's Words From 'Allahu Akbar' | The Daily Caller. The Associated Press edited the words of a Muslim man who allegedly killed three white people in downtown Fresno Tuesday afternoon and shouted “Allahu Akbar!” Kori Ali Muhammad is seen in an undated photo released by Fresno Police in Fresno, California, U.S. April 18, 2017. Fresno Police Department/Handout […]

CNN Completely Ignores Anti-White Fresno Murders | The Daily Caller

CNN Completely Ignores Anti-White Fresno Murders | The Daily Caller. The murders of three white men by a black supremacist gunman in Fresno received limited media attention on Tuesday, most notably at CNN. CNN’s dearth of coverage of the shootings, carried out by 39-year-old Kori Ali Muhammad, an African-American Muslim, stands in stark contrast to its reporting of other non-political […]

Articles: Trump Turns the Screws on Iran’s Mullahs

Articles: Trump Turns the Screws on Iran's Mullahs. · by Reza Shafiee · April 18, 2017 The Trump administration sanctioned Iran’s prison system “for torturous interrogations, forced interrogations, and widespread mistreatment of inmates,” on April 15. It may seem a tiny step in the way of stopping Iranian regime’s human rights abuses against its own citizens but it certainly is […]

Let’s Talk About What’s Happening To The Democratic Party

Let’s Talk About What’s Happening To The Democratic Party. by John Daniel Davidson · April 18, 2017 This week, newly minted Democratic National Committee Chairman Tom Perez will travel cross-country with Sen. Bernie Sanders and Rep. Keith Ellison on a Democratic Party “unity tour” that will take them to Maine, Kentucky, Florida, Texas, Nebraska, Utah, Arizona, and Nevada—mostly red states […]

Trump signs order taking aim at controversial visa program | TheHill

Trump signs order taking aim at controversial visa program | TheHill. by Jordan Fabian · April 18, 2017 President Trump on Tuesday signed an executive order aimed at reining in a visa program used to hire high-skilled foreign workers. Trump turned to the populist themes of his presidential campaign during a visit to Wisconsin to sign the order. “We are […]

Trump orders review of lifting sanctions against Iran: Tillerson | Reuters

Trump orders review of lifting sanctions against Iran: Tillerson | Reuters. U.S. President Donald Trump has ordered an inter-agency review of whether the lifting of sanctions against Iran under a 2015 nuclear deal was in the United States’ national security interests, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said on Tuesday. Tillerson said in a statement that Iran remained compliant with its […]

The Alt-Right’s Favorite Team Visits the White House – POLITICO Magazine

The Alt-Right’s Favorite Team Visits the White House – POLITICO Magazine. by Andrés Miguel Rondón · April 18, 2017 Getty Richard Spencer declared the Patriots the ‘whitest team’ in the NFL. He’s wrong, but it took off anyway. By Ben Strauss Richard Spencer watched February’s Super Bowl between the Atlanta Falcons and the New England Patriots in Whitefish, Montana, at […]

Congress to retry health care after Easter recess

Congress to retry health care after Easter recess. As House Republicans prepare to take up Obamacare repeal and replacement after the Easter recess, President Trump and his allies are on the offensive, threatening to withhold funds from insurers to rope in some Democrats votes and supporting the campaigns of lawmakers who backed the GOP leadership bill that failed last month. […]

U.S. media ‘spinning lies’ about female genital mutilation

U.S. media ‘spinning lies’ about female genital mutilation. CNN Studios in Atlanta. The cable giant has reported on the nation’s first federal case of female genital mutilation on its website but been silent on air. It was an explosive story: A U.S. emergency-room doctor in Detroit was prosecuted for intentionally mutilating the genitals of two young girls. But major TV […]

Theresa May’s Risky General Election Plan | The National Interest

Theresa May's Risky General Election Plan | The National Interest. It is not uncommon for British prime ministers who take over in the middle of a parliamentary term to seek the personal mandate that comes with winning an election in their own right. By and large, the British public expect them to do so. When Gordon Brown flirted with calling […]

Leading Democrat Cannot Vote for Himself in Today’s Georgia Primary

Leading Democrat Cannot Vote for Himself in Today's Georgia Primary. by Susan Jones · April 18, 2017 By | April 18, 2017 | 8:57 AM EDT In a Monday, March 27, 2017 photo, Democratic congressional candidate Jon Ossoff is seen with supporters outside of the East Roswell Branch Library in Roswell, Ga., on the first day of early voting. Ossoff, […]

Scott Walker Deals Another Blow to Big Labor in Wisconsin

Scott Walker Deals Another Blow to Big Labor in Wisconsin. Walker signed the legislation, which passed along party lines in February, at a local distributor of construction materials in De Pere, Wisconsin, according to the Milwaukee Wisconsin Journal Sentinel. The governor and Wisconsin Republicans have blasted project labor agreements as a waste of taxpayer dollars. “By forbidding state and local […]

How a community changed by refugees came to embrace Trump

How a community changed by refugees came to embrace Trump. by CLAIRE GALOFARO LEWISTON, Maine (AP) — Richard Rodrigue stood in the back of a banquet hall, watching his blond-haired, blue-eyed daughter mingle among her high school classmates. These teenagers speak dozens of languages, and hail from a dozen African nations. They fled brutal civil war, famine, oppressive regimes to […]

Biden Reveals Ignorance of Rape Definition

Biden Reveals Ignorance of Rape Definition. by Tom Knighton · April 18, 2017 Joe Biden, while vice president, had a key role in changing how allegations of sexual assault on college campuses are handled. That effort resulted in the abuse of Title IX laws that were intended to ensure women had equal access to educational opportunities. Young men are having […]

Black separatist kills three in Fresno, yells ‘Allahu Akbar’ at police – TheBlaze

Black separatist kills three in Fresno, yells ‘Allahu Akbar’ at police – TheBlaze. by Carlos Garcia · April 18, 2017 A man killed three innocents Tuesday on a shooting rampage in Fresno, California, which was only stopped by police subduing the man. Authorities say he yelled, “Allahu Akbar” and told them that he hated white people. The suspect, 39-year-old Kori […]

Pomona College Students Say There’s No Such Thing as Truth, ‘Truth’ Is a Tool of White Supremacy – Hit & Run : Reason.com

Pomona College Students Say There’s No Such Thing as Truth, 'Truth' Is a Tool of White Supremacy – Hit & Run : Reason.com. by Robby Soave · April 17, 2017 Pomona College OfficialA coalition of marginalized students at Pomona College are demanding that the president of the Claremont McKenna Colleges (which include Pomona) take disciplinary action against student-journalists who write […]

Blog: Did Trump hack North Korea’s missile launch?

Blog: Did Trump hack North Korea's missile launch?. by Monica Showalter · April 16, 2017 With the pathetically humiliating failure of North Korea’s missile launch in the wake of a very big puffy buildup, the shark tank must be working overtime over in Pyongyang. You wouldn’t want to be one of the North Korean minions who worked on that wretched […]

The Republican Congress Must Get Its Act Together NOW | Roger L. Simon

The Republican Congress Must Get Its Act Together NOW | Roger L. Simon. by Roger L Simon · April 17, 2017 They have the House, they have the Senate, they have the presidency — and nothing’s happening. Nothing, that is, that Donald Trump doesn’t do by himself (i. e. reversing Obama’s executive orders and cutting regulations in general, reviving American […]

Why Trump Might Win With China – WSJ

Why Trump Might Win With China – WSJ. By Charles W. Calomiris April 17, 2017 6:58 p.m. ET 23 COMMENTS In its first months, the Trump administration has pivoted on trade, backing off from threats to overhaul the North American Free Trade Agreement and reversing Mr. Trump’s campaign pledge to label China a currency manipulator. Those changes are welcome, but […]

Republicans dismiss ‘liberal activists’ behind angry town hall protests

Republicans dismiss 'liberal activists' behind angry town hall protests. by W. James Antle III · April 18, 2017 Liberals are calling it “resistance recess,” but Republicans are guardedly hoping that the rowdy town hall meetings they’re facing back home represent a harmless burst of left-wing activism triggered by President Trump, instead of a real warning sign for the GOP in […]

Berkeley Riot: Leftist Mob Violence Undermines Rule of Law | National Review

Berkeley Riot: Leftist Mob Violence Undermines Rule of Law | National Review. by David French · April 17, 2017 If the media accurately and comprehensively reported on leftist mob violence, it would see that a pattern has emerged: On campus and in the streets, a violent or menacing core seizes the ground it wants, blocks access to buildings, and shuts […]

Democrats throw millions, Hollywood punch into Georgia House race | Fox News

Democrats throw millions, Hollywood punch into Georgia House race | Fox News. Democrats are pumping millions into the Georgia congressional election set for Tuesday, hoping a 30-year-old political upstart who’s attracting star power can deliver a rebuke to President Trump and help the party reclaim lost momentum. Hollywood has even come out for the off-cycle vote, with actor Samuel L. […]

Coal’s Colossal Comeback – Stephen Moore

Coal's Colossal Comeback – Stephen Moore. by Stephen Moore Buried in an otherwise-humdrum jobs report was the jaw-dropping pronouncement by the Department of Labor that mining jobs in America were up by 11,000 in March. Since the low point in October 2016, and following years of painful layoffs in the mining industry, the mining sector has added 35,000 jobs. What […]

What Erdogan’s Win Means – The American Interest

What Erdogan’s Win Means – The American Interest. Last night, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan narrowly won his referendum to expand his powers as President of Turkey. The BBC: President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s push for an executive presidency succeeded with just over 51% of the vote. The win was met with both celebrations and protests across Turkey. The CHP is refusing […]

President Trump to Sign Buy American, Hire American Executive Order

President Trump to Sign Buy American, Hire American Executive Order. President Trump will sign a Buy American, Hire American executive order on Tuesday that will attempt to protect the American worker by enforcing immigration laws so that these workers can benefit from higher wages and greater employment as well as cutting out unfair trade practices. The first part of the […]

House Race Elicits Huge Sums, National Interest and Trump Tweet – WSJ

House Race Elicits Huge Sums, National Interest and Trump Tweet – WSJ. By Natalie Andrews and Cameron McWhirter Updated April 17, 2017 6:16 p.m. ET 92 COMMENTS DUNWOODY, Ga.—The special election Tuesday to fill a Georgia House seat has drawn staggering sums of money, a barrage of advertisements and the intervention of the president as Democrats attempt to win a […]

Obama Had To Pressure Hillary Multiple Times To Concede | The Daily Caller

Obama Had To Pressure Hillary Multiple Times To Concede | The Daily Caller. The presidential election of 2016 shocked the world, but no one was more shocked than Hillary Clinton. A new book on the Clinton campaign contains the revelation that Clinton had to be pressured into conceding her loss on election night by then-President Barack Obama. “POTUS doesn’t think […]

Articles: Trump Turns the Screws on Iran’s Mullahs

Articles: Trump Turns the Screws on Iran's Mullahs. by Reza Shafiee · April 18, 2017 The Trump administration sanctioned Iran’s prison system “for torturous interrogations, forced interrogations, and widespread mistreatment of inmates,” on April 15. It may seem a tiny step in the way of stopping Iranian regime’s human rights abuses against its own citizens but it certainly is significant […]

Pence reassures Japan of U.S. resolve against North Korea | Reuters

Pence reassures Japan of U.S. resolve against North Korea | Reuters. by Roberta Rampton · April 18, 2017 SEOUL U.S. Vice President Mike Pence is expected to reassure Japan of American commitment to reining in North Korea’s nuclear and missile ambitions on Tuesday, after warning that U.S. strikes in Syria and Afghanistan showed the strength of its resolve. Pence took […]

Gorsuch dives into the fray at first Supreme Court arguments

Gorsuch dives into the fray at first Supreme Court arguments. by MARK SHERMAN WASHINGTON (AP) — Justice Neil Gorsuch dived into the public side of his new job Monday, piping up early and often as he took his seat on the Supreme Court bench for the first time to hear arguments. The new justice waited just 11 minutes before asking […]

Analysis confirms British role in Trump being spied on

Analysis confirms British role in Trump being spied on. The British Guardian posted a report on April 13 claiming that its sources now admit that the British spy agency GCHQ was digitally wiretapping Trump associates going back to late 2015. This was presumably when the December 2015 Moscow meeting between Russian President Vladimir Putin and Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn took […]

Time for a Better U.S.-China Grand Bargain on North Korea | The National Interest Blog

Time for a Better U.S.-China Grand Bargain on North Korea | The National Interest Blog. Give President Donald Trump credit: he put North Korea front and center in talks with China. In doing so, he’s created an opportunity for the two nations to cooperate to more effectively press the North to freeze, if not end, its nuclear program. But to […]

Why US Economic Growth May Be Stronger Than We Think

Why US Economic Growth May Be Stronger Than We Think. In a recent National Bureau of Economic Research working paper, “Why is Growth Better in the United States Than in Other Industrial Countries,” Martin S. Feldstein, former chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers, suggests that government statisticians have been underestimating the true rise in real U.S. gross domestic product. […]

Trump shows new realism on economic and international issues | News & Observer

Trump shows new realism on economic and international issues | News & Observer. by THE EDITORIAL BOARD The president of the United States has some of his diehard campaign supporters — who loved his extremist rhetoric on the trail — asking, “Who are you, and what have you done with Donald Trump?” Trump has backed away from some of his […]

Byron York: The sordid case behind Jared Kushner’s grudge against Chris Christie

Byron York: The sordid case behind Jared Kushner's grudge against Chris Christie. by Byron York · April 16, 2017 By all accounts, Jared Kushner, the husband of President Trump’s favorite daughter, has become an extraordinarily powerful man in the White House. To formally appoint Kushner a senior adviser, with a top security clearance, the president sought and received a Justice […]

McFarland ‘no comment’ on reports US sabotaged North Korea missile launch, calls launch a ‘fizzle’ | Fox News

McFarland 'no comment' on reports US sabotaged North Korea missile launch, calls launch a 'fizzle' | Fox News. Deputy National Security Adviser K.T. McFarland on Sunday declined to say whether the U.S. cyber-sabotaged North Korea’s failed missile launch, saying only that it was “a fizzle.” “You know we can’t talk about secret intelligence and things that might have been done, […]

Trump Won’t Be Punked By Foreign Dirtbags Like Obama Was – Kurt Schlichter

Trump Won’t Be Punked By Foreign Dirtbags Like Obama Was – Kurt Schlichter. by Kurt Schlichter After eight years of Barack Obama’s pathetic fecklessness, America has got its feck back. And the whiny progressives who prefer our woman-enslaving, gay-tossing, toddler-crucifying enemies to the guy who beat their designated heir to the Crown (Royal) are in a tizzy. Oh no, America […]

Retired Pacific Fleet Intelligence Chief Calls for Tougher Military Policy on China

Retired Pacific Fleet Intelligence Chief Calls for Tougher Military Policy on China. A former Pacific Fleet Intelligence director called on the Trump administration to reassert U.S. military presence in the Indo-Asia Pacific region to deter China from continuing its aggressive campaign of maritime expansion. Retired U.S. Navy Capt. James Fanell urged President Donald Trump on Thursday to recalibrate U.S. military […]

The Left’s Embrace Of Violence Backfires In Berkeley | The Daily Caller

The Left's Embrace Of Violence Backfires In Berkeley | The Daily Caller. Berkeley, California, descended into total chaos Saturday as right-wingers and left-wingers engaged in massive brawls throughout the college town. The violent scenes captured the attention of cable news and social media, and inevitably led to questions as to who should take the blame for the ordeal. Liberals on […]

Articles: Repudiating the Obama Vision for Higher Education

Articles: Repudiating the Obama Vision for Higher Education. by E. Jeffrey Ludwig · April 17, 2017 Statistics, systems, and social engineering threaten our liberty in the USA and throughout the world. There has been an ongoing attempt for decades to shift the focus in our society away from faith, family, and freedom, to an agenda where individual rights are suppressed […]

After Saber Rattling, Trump More Measured on North Korea, Russia

After Saber Rattling, Trump More Measured on North Korea, Russia. by John T. Bennett · April 13, 2017 Updated at 1:56 p.m. | After a week of tough talk about North Korea and Russia, President Donald Trump on Thursday morning changed course on both issues. The shift followed an eyebrow-raising 48 hours during which the president also appeared to reverse […]

Turkey’s Erdogan declares referendum victory, opponents plan challenge | Reuters

Turkey's Erdogan declares referendum victory, opponents plan challenge | Reuters. by Tuvan Gumrukcu · April 16, 2017 ANKARA/ISTANBUL Turks cast their votes in a referendum on Sunday that would give sweeping new powers to President Tayyip Erdogan and herald the most radical change to the country’s political system in its modern history. Opinion polls have shown a narrow lead for […]

New Power Center in Trumpland: The ‘Axis of Adults’ – The Daily Beast

New Power Center in Trumpland: The ‘Axis of Adults’ – The Daily Beast. by Kimberly Dozier · April 17, 2017 There’s a new band in town that’s guiding national security by quietly tutoring the most powerful man in America. Never-Trump Republicans who’d been apprehensive about President Donald Trump are celebrating the trio’s influence, calling Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis, Secretary […]

Pence warns NKorea ‘era of strategic patience is over’

Pence warns NKorea 'era of strategic patience is over'. by KEN THOMAS PANMUNJOM, South Korea (AP) — Viewing his adversaries in the distance, U.S. Vice President Mike Pence traveled to the tense zone dividing North and South Korea and warned Pyongyang that after years of testing the U.S. and South Korea with its nuclear ambitions, “the era of strategic patience […]

Islam’s ‘manufactured refugee crisis’ revealed

Islam’s ‘manufactured refugee crisis’ revealed. The entire Western world is being swamped by an Islamic invasion. But Muslims aren’t coming in uniforms and carrying guns. They’re arriving en masse with the assistance of Western governments. Some call it refugee resettlement. Others simply believe it is just immigration. Few are willing to call it what it is – an “act of […]

Black Clad, Masked Thugs Attack Pro-Trump Protesters

Black Clad, Masked Thugs Attack Pro-Trump Protesters. by Rick Moran · April 16, 2017 The press is playing this one right down the middle — both sides are to blame for the violence that erupted in Berkeley when pro- and anti-Trump protesters clashed. But here’s a video that clearly shows the black clad, masked anti-Trump protesters initiating much of the […]

Why Donald Trump still needs Steve Bannon | New York Post

Why Donald Trump still needs Steve Bannon | New York Post. by Michael Goodwin · April 16, 2017 My question was short and simple: Do you still have confidence in Steve Bannon? President Trump’s answer was also short, but incredibly explosive. Although the military dropped the mother of all bombs in Afghanistan last week, the mother of all bombshells the […]

North Korea missile launch fails day after massive military display

North Korea missile launch fails day after massive military display. by Daniel Chaitin · April 15, 2017 North Korea attempted a missile launch that failed, South Korean officials say. The launch occurred one day following the 105th birthday of its country’s late founder Kim Il Sung, the grandfather of current leader Kim Jong Un. The South Korean military said North […]

Dynamic Christianity vs. Benedict Option: Believers, the Culture Needs You | National Review

Dynamic Christianity vs. Benedict Option: Believers, the Culture Needs You | National Review. by Rachel Lu · April 15, 2017 Jesus Christ was not a politician. His Kingdom was not of this world. Nevertheless, his political savvy was on full display on the final day of his mortal life. We generally don’t urge political appointees to be “Christlike” in their […]

Report: Trump reelection effort raised $13.2 million so far in 2017 | Fox News

Report: Trump reelection effort raised $13.2 million so far in 2017 | Fox News. President Trump’s reelection campaign has already raised $13.2 million this year, according to federal records filed Friday night and obtained by Politico. The amount was collected by three committees — Donald J. Trump for President, Trump Victory and Trump Make America Great Again Committee. And roughly […]

Transactional President – Debra J. Saunders

Transactional President – Debra J. Saunders. There are many question marks, but one sure thing: More than any ideology, Trump values winning itself — whether the contest is over ratings, poll numbers, crowd size or the claim that he gets things done. This president is no ideologue; he’s transactional. Last week Americans saw Trump’s transactional strategies in action. Feed your […]

F-35s Make Their Debut In Europe – The American Interest

F-35s Make Their Debut In Europe – The American Interest. by Bradford Tuckfield The Air Force’s beleaguered flagship fighter jet program will make its debut in Europe this weekend, Defense News reports: The U.S. Air Force’s F-35A is deploying internationally for the first time this weekend, heading to Europe to conduct training exercises with NATO allies, the Pentagon announced Friday. […]

21 arrested as hundreds of Trump supporters and counter-protesters clash at Berkeley rally – LA Times

21 arrested as hundreds of Trump supporters and counter-protesters clash at Berkeley rally – LA Times. by Paige St. John About 500 pro-Trump demonstrators and counter-protesters faced off Saturday morning at a “Patriots Day” rally in Berkeley, where the two groups have violently clashed on city streets twice in the last three months. About 10 a.m., dozens of counter-protesters dressed […]

Wellesley’s Student Paper Mounts a Barely Literate Defense of Censorship | The Weekly Standard

Wellesley's Student Paper Mounts a Barely Literate Defense of Censorship | The Weekly Standard. By Alice B. Lloyd Alice Lloyd The Weekly Standard · April 17, 2017 Three weeks after a coalition of professors publicly defended their right to censor Title IX naysayer and feminist intellectual Laura Kipnis, a Wellesley News editorial has caught viral flak from civil libertarians, conservatives, […]

Nearly 100 ISIS Fighters Killed By MOAB In Afghanistan | The Daily Caller

Nearly 100 ISIS Fighters Killed By MOAB In Afghanistan | The Daily Caller. Nearly 100 dead bodies have been pulled from Islamic State caves targeted Thursday by the largest non-nuclear bomb in the U.S. military’s arsenal, Afghan military officials told The Wall Street Journal. Afghan officials say the death toll is likely to increase as U.S. and Afghan Security Forces […]

Articles: In Her Majesty’s Disservice

Articles: In Her Majesty’s Disservice. by Clarice Feldman · April 16, 2017 My focus this week is on the “wiretapping” (electronic interception of communications, if you insist) of President Trump and his associates during the campaign. It seems to me this story is rapidly unfolding — if only mostly in overseas press and online — and promises to be far […]

Five Obama-era tech policies on the chopping block | TheHill

Five Obama-era tech policies on the chopping block | TheHill. by Harper Neidig · April 15, 2017 FCC Chairman Ajit Pai is wasting little time undoing Obama-era regulations. In a little over two months as chair, he’s scaled back a program on internet subsidies, ended a probe into companies’ phone data plans and scrapped a report on broadband funding for […]

Tillerson’s stock rises in the White House – POLITICO

Tillerson's stock rises in the White House – POLITICO. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson looked like he had been cast into social Siberia. The former ExxonMobil CEO was enjoying a martini with his wife at the BLT Prime steakhouse inside the Trump International Hotel on Feb. 25, when President Donald Trump strode in with Ivanka Trump, Jared Kushner and Florida […]

Despite Bombings, Egypt’s Martyred Christian Church Celebrates Easter – The Daily Beast

Despite Bombings, Egypt’s Martyred Christian Church Celebrates Easter – The Daily Beast. by Bel Trew · April 16, 2017 TANTA, Egypt—Minutes before the explosion tore through Mar Girgis Church here, David, a 16-year-old altar server, ducked behind a chair to hide his face from a camera. The clergy liked to film the Palm Sunday service, one of the most important […]

North Korean missile explodes on launch, US and S. Korea say

North Korean missile explodes on launch, US and S. Korea say. A North Korean missile exploded during launch on Sunday, U.S. and South Korean officials said, a high-profile failure that comes as a powerful U.S. aircraft supercarrier approaches the Korean Peninsula in a show of force. It wasn’t immediately clear what kind of missile was test-fired from the east coast […]

Muslims threaten journalists who reported persecution of ‘gays’

Muslims threaten journalists who reported persecution of ‘gays’. The sensational report by the Russian newspaper Novaya Gazeta of mass persecution and detainment of homosexuals in Nazi-style concentration camps by the Muslim-majority Chechen government prompted calls by local Islamic theologians for “retribution” against the journalists who did the reporting. Now, the newspaper is asking the Russian government to defend the Novaya […]

Is America’s Alliance with Turkey Doomed? | The National Interest

Is America's Alliance with Turkey Doomed? | The National Interest. SHORTLY BEFORE his death in 1869, the pro-Western former Ottoman grand vizier and foreign minister Keçecizâde Mehmed Fuad Pasha commented, “It appeared preferable that . . . we should relinquish several of our provinces rather than see England abandon us.” In response to this commitment, the British made the territorial […]

The Possible Upsides of Korea Crisis

The Possible Upsides of Korea Crisis. by James Carafano · April 15, 2017 Not only is the current showdown with North Korea unlikely to lead to a military conflict, it is likely that all the countries involved will walk away believing they have achieved something for their side. In fact, it could be the perfect storm of crisis diplomacy that’s […]

Nevada Governor Expands Fight Over Yucca Mountain

Nevada Governor Expands Fight Over Yucca Mountain. by Karl Herchenroeder · April 14, 2017 Nevada’s Republican governor, Brian Sandoval, is expanding efforts to prevent the Trump administration from reviving the controversial Yucca Mountain nuclear waste repository project in his state. Sandoval and Nevada Attorney General Adam Laxalt on Thursday intervened in a nuclear waste lawsuit filed in federal court by […]

MOAB Makes Foreign Adventurism Less Likely Because Less Necessary – American Greatness

MOAB Makes Foreign Adventurism Less Likely Because Less Necessary – American Greatness. by Mackubin Owens · April 14, 2017 On Thursday, U.S. forces detonated the most powerful conventional weapon in the U.S. arsenal, the Massive Ordnance Air-burst Bomb or MOAB, against an ISIS tunnel complex in Afghanistan’s Nangahar Province which is just along that country’s northeast border with Pakistan. The […]

Nikki Haley: A star is born on the UN stage

Nikki Haley: A star is born on the UN stage. by David M. Drucker Nikki Haley, on the job barely 12 weeks as ambassador to the United Nations, has become a driving force in President Trump’s move to reassert American leadership abroad. This was most obviously on display in the days surrounding Trump’s decision to punish Syria for using chemical […]

Trump plays hardball with Dems on ObamaCare payments | Fox News

Trump plays hardball with Dems on ObamaCare payments | Fox News. President Trump has riled congressional Democrats by threatening earlier this week to hold back payments to health insurers in an apparent bid to get them to negotiate over a new ObamaCare replacement package. The president needled the minority party – which he’s suggested he could work with in the […]

Turkey’s Vainglorious Referendum – Daniel Pipes

Turkey's Vainglorious Referendum – Daniel Pipes. by Daniel Pipes This Sunday, millions of Turks will vote to endorse or reject constitutional amendments passed in January by Turkey’s parliament. An opinion piece published by the German news agency Deutsche Welle explains that the “crucial” amendments “give all the power to one person, with almost no accountability,” eliminating what is left of […]

Erdogan Leading in Referendum—Barely – The American Interest

Erdogan Leading in Referendum—Barely – The American Interest. Turks will be casting their ballots this weekend to decide on vast constitutional changes granting near-dictatorial powers to President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. The final polls before the April 16 vote point to a victory for Erdogan and the Yes campaign, but one that’s probably much closer than he would like: Follow Yusuf […]

Soros Sued by Fellow Billionaire in $10 Billion Mine Brawl – Bloomberg

Soros Sued by Fellow Billionaire in $10 Billion Mine Brawl – Bloomberg. Companies controlled by Israeli mining magnate Beny Steinmetz sued fellow billionaire George Soros, claiming he cost them at least $10 billion through a defamation campaign that stripped them of rights to an iron ore deposit in Guinea and other business opportunities around the world. Soros funded law firms, […]

Articles: What if Trump’s missile salvo wasn’t really about Syria?

Articles: What if Trump’s missile salvo wasn’t really about Syria?. by Brian C. Joondeph · April 14, 2017 More than a hundred years ago, President Theodore Roosevelt described his foreign policy as, “Speak softly and carry a big stick.” Which to him meant, “the exercise of intelligent forethought and of decisive action sufficiently far in advance of any likely crisis”. […]

When Will The Media Realize Anonymous Sources Undermine Credibility?

When Will The Media Realize Anonymous Sources Undermine Credibility?. by James F. Kelly · April 14, 2017 My wife, who has different politics from me, subscribes to The New Yorker magazine. I often read it, or at least give it a glance; as the Chinese military strategist Sun-Tzu said, “Know yourself, know your enemies.” To be fair, on occasion I […]

Some World Leaders Posture, Others Lavishly Praise Trump

Some World Leaders Posture, Others Lavishly Praise Trump. by John T. Bennett · April 14, 2017 Angela Merkel grimaced. Benjamin Netanyahu hung to his podium with a white-knuckle grip at Donald Trump’s every word. And Theresa May rejected Trump’s attempt to guide her down a White House colonnade ramp. The German chancellor mostly played it cool during her first interaction […]

Trump and Yellen may not be an odd couple after all | Reuters

Trump and Yellen may not be an odd couple after all | Reuters. by Howard Schneider · April 13, 2017 WASHINGTON At first glance, U.S. President Donald Trump and Federal Reserve chair Janet Yellen may have little in common. Yellen is an academic economist and veteran of Democratic administrations who is committed to an open global economy, while Trump is […]

Estonia: The Little Spycatcher Who Could – The Daily Beast

Estonia: The Little Spycatcher Who Could – The Daily Beast. by Michael Weiss · April 15, 2017 Nobody does it better, but sometimes I wish someone would. Every year for the past 18 years, the Kaitsepolitseiamet, Estonia’s domestic security service, the unfortunately acronym-ed KAPO, has published its annual review of the country’s most attention-grabbing incidents in counterintelligence, terrorism, and corruption, […]

The iPhone of cars? Apple enters self-driving car race

The iPhone of cars? Apple enters self-driving car race. by MICHAEL LIEDTKE SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Apple is joining the fiercely competitive race to design self-driving cars, raising the possibility that a company that has already re-shaped culture with its iPhone may try to transform transportation, too. Ending years of speculation, Apple’s late entry into a crowded field was made […]

Major U.S. university publishes ‘Communism for Kids’

Major U.S. university publishes ‘Communism for Kids’. “Once upon a time, people yearned to be free of the misery of capitalism. How could their dreams come true?” That’s how the promotion for a new book for kids about the wonders of communism starts out. The book, “Communism for Kids,” has been published by a major U.S. university publisher, MIT Press, […]

Armageddon: The Devastating Consequences of a Second Korean War | The National Interest

Armageddon: The Devastating Consequences of a Second Korean War | The National Interest. The label of the North Korean state as a Marxist-Leninist regime, even of the particularly repressive Maoist Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution variety, is a misnomer. North Korea is a dynastic autocracy, ruled by a semidivine Kim family with absolute power over both the inner court and the […]

Clemson ‘Diversity’ Training: Time Is Culturally Relative, Expecting Promptness Is Racist

Clemson ‘Diversity’ Training: Time Is Culturally Relative, Expecting Promptness Is Racist. Clemson University’s ‘diversity education and training” teaches employees that every “cultural perspective regarding time” is equally valid, so it’s wrong to expect people to be prompt. Clemson is spending $26,945 on “diversity education and training” for its faculty members, Campus Reform reports: “Clemson President James Clements pledged that ‘all […]

House Republicans Renew Call to Investigate Lois Lerner

House Republicans Renew Call to Investigate Lois Lerner. by Juliegrace Brufke · April 13, 2017 Two top tax-writing Republicans in the House are calling on the Department of Justice to reopen its investigation into whether former IRS official Lois Lerner unlawfully targeted conservative organizations applying for tax-exempt status. Ways and Means Committee Chairman Kevin Brady and tax policy subcommittee Chairman […]

Trump’s Syria and Afghan Bombings Show Russia’s Weakness

Trump's Syria and Afghan Bombings Show Russia's Weakness. by Michael Ledeen · April 14, 2017 You may have noticed that Vladimir Putin is distinctly annoyed with us, and he is right to be. For we have deprived him of his great dream to join, and perhaps even lead, the ranks of the world’s most important leaders. Today, following the attack […]

Breaking Up California an Idea That Won’t Go Away, For Good Reason – Reason.com

Breaking Up California an Idea That Won't Go Away, For Good Reason – Reason.com. Years ago, I was riding an Amtrak train from Virginia to New Jersey and was chatting with a couple from California, who were stunned at how rapidly the train went from one state to another. One can drive from southern Maine to North Carolina and pass […]

The Kushner-Cohn Ascendancy – WSJ

The Kushner-Cohn Ascendancy – WSJ. April 13, 2017 7:24 p.m. ET 149 COMMENTS All new Presidencies are works in progress, though the Trump Administration is less fully formed than most. Amid a shaky early start, leaks and personal feuds, power seems to be shifting away from chief White House strategist Steve Bannon and toward President Trump’s son-in-law Jared Kushner and […]

University Students: Chick-fil-A Makes Us Feel Unsafe

University Students: Chick-fil-A Makes Us Feel Unsafe. by Bre Payton · April 13, 2017 Chick-fil-A is coming to the food court at Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, but some students are not happy about it. Several students at the Catholic university have complained the fried chicken restaurant, which has the reputation of being extremely kind and generous to customers, will […]

Michael Bennett: Kaepernick Has Been Blackballed by NFL

Michael Bennett: Kaepernick Has Been Blackballed by NFL. by Karl Herchenroeder · April 13, 2017 WASHINGTON – Colin Kaepernick, who remains an unsigned free agent, has been politically blackballed by the NFL for protesting last season against black oppression in America, Seattle Seahawks defensive end Michael Bennett said Monday. The former San Francisco 49ers quarterback drew national attention last season […]

Trump Will Win Bigly in 2020 | Roger L. Simon

Trump Will Win Bigly in 2020 | Roger L. Simon. by Roger L Simon · April 13, 2017 I have bad news for the mainstream media and the Democrats. Time to stock up on absinthe or hightail it down to the medical marijuana store — Donald Trump is going to be president for eight years. Not only that, he will […]

America First at a reformed, smaller, Ex-Im bank | Washington Examiner

America First at a reformed, smaller, Ex-Im bank | Washington Examiner. by The Washington Examiner · April 14, 2017 “Instinctively, you would say, ‘Isn’t that a ridiculous thing?’” President Trump said this week of the Export-Import Bank, which extends taxpayer financing to foreign companies if they buy American goods. “But actually, it’s a very good thing,” he concluded. This was […]

Trump Foreign Policy: Unpredictable, Idiosyncratic | National Review

Trump Foreign Policy: Unpredictable, Idiosyncratic | National Review. by Charles Krauthammer · April 13, 2017 The world is agog at Donald Trump’s head-snapping foreign-policy reversal. He runs on a platform of America First. He renounces the role of world policeman. He excoriates parasitic foreigners that (I paraphrase) suck dry our precious bodily fluids — and these are allies! On April […]

CIA’s Pompeo rips WikiLeaks as ‘hostile intelligence service’ abetted by Russia | Fox News

CIA's Pompeo rips WikiLeaks as 'hostile intelligence service' abetted by Russia | Fox News. CIA Director Mike Pompeo, in his first speech since taking over the agency, lambasted WikiLeaks and its founder Julian Assange — calling the group a “non-state hostile intelligence service” that is often abetted by “state actors like Russia.” Speaking Thursday at the Center for Strategic and […]

Must Supporters Let Trump Be Trump? – Jonah Goldberg

Must Supporters Let Trump Be Trump? – Jonah Goldberg. by Jonah Goldberg Like a passenger on a sinking ship, the president has been throwing one longstanding position after another overboard like so much dead weight. His closest advisors, biggest boosters and some members of his family are at war with one another, in a pitch battle to steer the president […]

Our Three Presidents Born in 1946 – Michael Barone

Our Three Presidents Born in 1946 – Michael Barone. by Michael Barone With the inauguration of Donald Trump this year, we have now had, for the first time in our history, three American presidents who were born in the same year. There have been three pairs of presidents born in the same year — the very dissimilar John Quincy Adams […]

China Getting Nervous About Systemic Risk – The American Interest

China Getting Nervous About Systemic Risk – The American Interest. by Damir Marusic & Karina Orlova The People’s Bank of China looks seriously concerned about systemic risk in the country—and is taking matters into its own hands to step up oversight, according to Reuters: China’s central bank has been quietly boosting its policy independence and regulatory reach as it seeks […]

Trump Revokes Obama’s Parting Gift to Planned Parenthood – Washington Free Beacon

Trump Revokes Obama's Parting Gift to Planned Parenthood – Washington Free Beacon. States will once again be able to defund Planned Parenthood after President Trump overturned an 11th-hour Obama administration regulation protecting funding for the nation’s biggest abortion provider. Trump signed into law on Thursday a bill reversing a Department of Health and Human Services regulation signed in December that […]

U.S. May Launch Strike If North Korea Reaches For Nuclear Trigger – NBC News

U.S. May Launch Strike If North Korea Reaches For Nuclear Trigger – NBC News. · by William M. Arkin, Cynthia McFadden, Courtney Kube and Kenzi Abou-Sabe The U.S. is prepared to launch a preemptive strike with conventional weapons against North Korea should officials become convinced that North Korea is about to follow through with a nuclear weapons test, multiple senior […]

The Power of Silence | The Weekly Standard

The Power of Silence | The Weekly Standard. It must have seemed like a problem from hell: When Samantha Power served as Barack Obama’s ambassador to the United Nations, she tirelessly highlighted the depredations of Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad, publicizing his various barbarities—his indiscriminate killing of civilians, his use of chemical weapons, his astonishing cruelty to children. And yet Ambassador […]

‘March for Science’ Laments Bombing Of ISIS Fighters | The Daily Caller

‘March for Science’ Laments Bombing Of ISIS Fighters | The Daily Caller. The organization behind the “March for Science” tweeted the Trump administration’s bombing Islamic State fighters in Afghanistan is “an example of how science is weaponized against marginalized people.” The march’s Twitter account sent out the tweet lamenting the bombing in reply to a post by activist Zellie Imani […]

Articles: Spicer, Bannon Critics Okay with Anti-Semitic Sharpton and Ellison

Articles: Spicer, Bannon Critics Okay with Anti-Semitic Sharpton and Ellison. by Daniel John Sobieski · April 13, 2017 It is a rule of thumb in contemporary politics that you should not mention Hitler in any context. Democrats and liberals regularly compare Republicans and conservatives with Nazis, but for the GOP, the MSM will make sure it backfires with round-the-clock selective […]

No, Our Enemies Don’t Need Forecasts Of U.S. Troop Movements

No, Our Enemies Don't Need Forecasts Of U.S. Troop Movements. by M.G. Oprea · April 13, 2017 The Trump administration wants to break with Obama’s policy of discussing and forecasting the deployment of U.S. troops. This policy shift, which was announced last month after it came out that a unit of U.S. Marines had been quietly sent to Syria, is […]

US drops ‘mother of all bombs’ on Islamic State tunnel

US drops 'mother of all bombs' on Islamic State tunnel. by ROBERT BURNS WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. forces in Afghanistan on Thursday struck an Islamic State tunnel complex in eastern Afghanistan with “the mother of all bombs,” the largest non-nuclear weapon ever used in combat by the U.S. military, Pentagon officials said. The bomb, known officially as a GBU-43B, or […]

GOP to Sessions: Prosecute Lois Lerner!

GOP to Sessions: Prosecute Lois Lerner!. GOP lawmakers are urging the Trump Justice Department to review evidence that former IRS official Lois Lerner engaged in criminal misconduct by targeting tea-party and conservative groups for their political beliefs. Lerner, meanwhile, the subject of a class-action lawsuit by more than 400 of the targeted groups, is asking a judge to seal her […]

Duterte Is Under Pressure to End the Philippines-China Honeymoon | The National Interest

Duterte Is Under Pressure to End the Philippines-China Honeymoon | The National Interest. Since his ascent to presidency, Rodrigo Duterte has repeatedly threatened to upend Philippine foreign policy. In stark contrast to his predecessor, Benigno Aquino III, he has as frequently lavished China with praise as he has lambasted America with verve and venom. Highly popular at home, and notorious […]

Trump Signs Resolution Overturning Obama Regulation That Forces States to Fund Planned Parenthood Under Title X

Trump Signs Resolution Overturning Obama Regulation That Forces States to Fund Planned Parenthood Under Title X. (CNSNews.com) – President Donald Trump on Thursday signed H.J. Res. 43, a resolution that overturns President Barack Obama’s regulation forcing states to fund Planned Parenthood, the nation’s largest abortion provider, under Title X. “This resolution that he signed today overturns a regulation that was […]

House Republicans Renew Call to Investigate Lois Lerner

House Republicans Renew Call to Investigate Lois Lerner. by Juliegrace Brufke · April 13, 2017 Two top tax-writing Republicans in the House are calling on the Department of Justice to reopen its investigation into whether former IRS official Lois Lerner unlawfully targeted conservative organizations applying for tax-exempt status. Ways and Means Committee Chairman Kevin Brady and Tax Policy Subcommittee Chairman […]

Ringling Bros. Circus Closing Due to PETA

Ringling Bros. Circus Closing Due to PETA. by J. Christian Adams · April 11, 2017 The Greatest Show on Earth is going out with a bang. The 146th installment of Ringling Bros. and Barnum Bailey Circus is rolling through Washington, D.C., Baltimore, and New York City one last time before it closes forever. This was a planned extinction. Deep-pocketed radicals […]

Jeff Sessions Will Actually Enforce Immigration Law — And It’s About Time | Stock News & Stock Market Analysis – IBD

Jeff Sessions Will Actually Enforce Immigration Law — And It's About Time | Stock News & Stock Market Analysis – IBD. by Investor’s Business Daily · April 12, 2017 Illegal Immigration: President Trump’s newly installed U.S. attorney general, former Sen. Jeff Sessions, is doing something unique for a top U.S. law official: He’s actually enforcing immigration law. What a concept. […]

Will Russiagate Become Obamagate? | The American Conservative

Will Russiagate Become Obamagate? | The American Conservative. Russiagate’s latest celebrity is a former Donald Trump associate named Carter Page. Page, who worked for Merrill Lynch in Moscow and speaks Russian, is a banker and investor who early in 2016 was a part of the amorphous group that was advising Trump on foreign policy. There is no evidence to suggest […]

Obama Foreign Policy & Trump’s Situation Resemble Britain before WWII | National Review

Obama Foreign Policy & Trump’s Situation Resemble Britain before WWII | National Review. by Victor Davis Hanson · April 13, 2017 Last year, President Obama assured the world that “we are living in the most peaceful, prosperous, and progressive era in human history,” and that “the world has never been less violent.” Translated, those statements meant that active foreign-policy volcanoes […]

Economics 101: Price controls lead to violence, even on airplanes | Washington Examiner

Economics 101: Price controls lead to violence, even on airplanes | Washington Examiner. by The Washington Examiner · April 13, 2017 A beautiful thing about the free market, as the late economist Milton Friedman observed, is that every transaction within it occurs only because it is mutually beneficial. Peter buys Paul’s sandwich only because each man decides he is better […]

Congress expands ‘unmasking’ probe amid questions over Rice role | Fox News

Congress expands 'unmasking' probe amid questions over Rice role | Fox News. by Malia Zimmerman, The House and Senate intelligence committees are expanding their investigation into the so-called “unmasking” controversy, Fox News has learned, to examine whether other candidates or lawmakers beyond President Trump’s associates were affected. Until now, the investigation focused on how the identities and communications of Trump […]

Obama Claimed ‘All’ of Syria’s Chemical Weapons Had Been Eliminated – Larry Elder

Obama Claimed 'All' of Syria's Chemical Weapons Had Been Eliminated – Larry Elder. by Larry Elder The Obama administration claimed that it negotiated with Syria and Russia to eliminate “100 percent” of Syria’s chemical weapons. After President Barack Obama’s 2012 “red line” warning to Syria about using chemical weapons, Syria launched a chemical attack in August 2013. But U.S. military […]

The Magic Disappearing $100 Billion Climate Fund – The American Interest

The Magic Disappearing $100 Billion Climate Fund – The American Interest. Shocking news—the magic $100 billion climate fund appears not to be taking shape! Even optimistic estimates sat the fund is $40 billion short, and developing countries say that understates the problem. The Financial Times: Climate ministers from Europe, India, Brazil and South Africa have gone to Beijing in recent […]

North Korea may be capable of sarin-tipped missiles: Japan PM | Reuters

North Korea may be capable of sarin-tipped missiles: Japan PM | Reuters. North Korea may have the capacity to deliver missiles equipped with sarin nerve gas, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said on Thursday, amid concerns that the reclusive state could soon conduct its sixth nuclear test or more missile launches. “There is a possibility that North Korea already has […]

Tillerson Says Relations With Russia Have Reached a ‘Low Point’ | The Weekly Standard

Tillerson Says Relations With Russia Have Reached a 'Low Point' | The Weekly Standard. Relations between the United States and Russia have hit a low point and should be improved, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said during a trip to Moscow Wednesday. Tillerson spoke after meeting with Vladimir Putin, a meeting that occurred only after much uncertainty as to whether […]

Trump Admitting Syrian Refugees At Quicker Pace Than Obama | The Daily Caller

Trump Admitting Syrian Refugees At Quicker Pace Than Obama | The Daily Caller. President Donald Trump called Syrian refugees a “great Trojan horse” during the 2016 campaign, but his administration has resettled them in a quicker pace than President Barack Obama did. Since Trump was inaugurated, 1,401 Syrian refugees have been resettled, State Department figures as of Wednesday reveal. This […]

Articles: Why Millennials Don’t Follow the Liberal Narrative

Articles: Why Millennials Don't Follow the Liberal Narrative. by John Horvat II · April 12, 2017 The standard narrative about today’s millennials is that they are unpredictable. They are very fluid and undefined. Despite this changeability, most people automatically assume that millennials are predictably liberal. The facts, however, tell a different story. Researchers who study the habits and attitudes of […]

RNC, White House Try to Avoid Obama’s Missteps

RNC, White House Try to Avoid Obama’s Missteps. by John T. Bennett · April 12, 2017 Republican National Committee officials say they are working closely with the White House on strategy and messaging. But some GOP operatives contend coordination is lacking and that could weaken the party. President Donald Trump and his predecessor, Barack Obama, differ immeasurably but share at […]

Russia vetoes UN resolution to condemn Syria chemical attack

Russia vetoes UN resolution to condemn Syria chemical attack. by EDITH M. LEDERER UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Russia vetoed a Western-backed U.N. resolution Wednesday that would have condemned the reported use of chemical weapons in a town in northern Syria and demanded a speedy investigation into the attack that killed nearly 90 people. The vote on the Security Council resolution […]

Why U.S.-Russia Relations Won’t Get Any Better | The National Interest

Why U.S.-Russia Relations Won't Get Any Better | The National Interest. Already Secretary of State Rex Tillerson’s visit to Moscow is being overshadowed by Russia’s UN Security Council veto of a draft resolution to investigate the Syrian gas attacks. Even as Tillerson was meeting with top Russian officials, including President Vladimir Putin, UN ambassador Nikki Haley was decrying Russian actions: […]

Talks Continue as Republicans Face Questions on Obamacare

Talks Continue as Republicans Face Questions on Obamacare. by Melissa Quinn · April 12, 2017 With members of Congress home in their districts for the next two weeks, negotiations over a health care bill repealing and replacing Obamacare remain ongoing as Republicans continue working to gain consensus on a plan. After the House GOP’s health care bill was pulled from […]

Married Parents Are Better For Kids, Less Likely to Break Up

Married Parents Are Better For Kids, Less Likely to Break Up. by Tyler O’Neil · April 11, 2017 Children’s well-being depends on family stability, researchers agree. But some say marriage is not a critical factor in that stability — that cohabiting parents are just as likely to stay together long-term and provide the love and support children need. According to […]

The United Airlines Incident Does Not Require New Laws, Despite What Chris Christie Says. It Could Have Been Resolved by Intelligent Use of Markets. – Hit & Run : Reason.com

The United Airlines Incident Does Not Require New Laws, Despite What Chris Christie Says. It Could Have Been Resolved by Intelligent Use of Markets. – Hit & Run : Reason.com. by Brian Doherty · April 12, 2017 Predictably, America’s least popular governor, Chris Christie of New Jersey, approaches the national conversation generated by Chicago aviation police beating up and dragging […]

After Trump’s Syrian Attack, China Suddenly Gets Very Concerned About North Korea’s Nukes | Stock News & Stock Market Analysis – IBD

After Trump's Syrian Attack, China Suddenly Gets Very Concerned About North Korea's Nukes | Stock News & Stock Market Analysis – IBD. In international diplomacy, credibility is all important. After taking out a Syrian chemical weapons base, President Trump now has credibility in spades. He’ll need it in dealing with North Korea’s nuclear threat. Keen observers have noted that the […]

Baltimore Lets Criminals Have a Say About Cops – WSJ

Baltimore Lets Criminals Have a Say About Cops – WSJ. By Jason L. Riley April 11, 2017 7:46 p.m. ET 31 COMMENTS Attorney General Jeff Sessions has expressed “grave concerns” about an agreement—one devised by his predecessor and approved last week by a federal judge despite Mr. Sessions’s objections—to overhaul Baltimore’s police department. The rest of us ought to be […]

Soros-Funded Group Chaired By Elizabeth Warren’s Daughter Fighting Voter Integrity Lawsuits – Washington Free Beacon

Soros-Funded Group Chaired By Elizabeth Warren's Daughter Fighting Voter Integrity Lawsuits – Washington Free Beacon. An organization funded by liberal billionaire George Soros and chaired by Democratic Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s daughter is fighting lawsuits brought forth by election integrity groups in a number of cities. Demos, a New York City-based progressive public policy organization, is assisting unions in pushing back […]

China’s Xi tells Trump ‘peaceful resolution’ needed on North Korea | Reuters

China's Xi tells Trump 'peaceful resolution' needed on North Korea | Reuters. · by Nobuhiro Kubo · April 12, 2017 TOKYO Japan’s navy plans a joint show of force with the U.S. Navy’s USS Carl Vinson aircraft carrier strike group as it steams toward the Korean peninsula aimed at deterring secretive North Korean regime from further missile tests, two sources […]

The State Department Knew a Year Ago That Syria Likely Still Had Chemical Weapons | The Weekly Standard

The State Department Knew a Year Ago That Syria Likely Still Had Chemical Weapons | The Weekly Standard. Despite repeated public pronouncements from President Obama, Susan Rice, and others in the Obama administration that a 2013 deal with Russia and Syria had “eliminated Syria’s declared chemical weapons program,” the evidence from continued attacks increasingly and overwhelmingly contradicts this assertion. As […]

Journalists Smear David Dao, Doctor Kicked Off United Flight | The Daily Caller

Journalists Smear David Dao, Doctor Kicked Off United Flight | The Daily Caller. Journalists are now digging up dirt on the man who was dragged off a United Airlines flight on Sunday, despite the man’s past having no apparent relevancy to the incident. A Kentucky doctor, David Dao, was dragged from a flight from Chicago to Louisville in order to […]

Articles: Islamists Again Target Coptic Christians

Articles: Islamists Again Target Coptic Christians. by Daniel John Sobieski · April 11, 2017 By their fruits ye shall know them is a classic truth from the Bible which speaks volumes about the Islamist slugs who murdered more than 55 Coptic Christian worshippers as they clutched their bibles during Palm Sunday services in a church just outside of Cairo and […]

Why Boys Will Keep Winning Girls’ Sports Trophies

Why Boys Will Keep Winning Girls' Sports Trophies. · by Joy Pullmann · April 11, 2017 The latest girls’ 100- and 200-meter dash winner from Cromwell High School in Connecticut has some broad shoulders, manly biceps, and a mustache — because he’s not a girl. The power of social stigma is strong enough, however, in this politically and culturally Left […]

White House accuses Russia of Syria chemical attack ‘cover up’ | Reuters

White House accuses Russia of Syria chemical attack 'cover up' | Reuters. by Steve Scherer · April 11, 2017 LUCCA, Italy The Group of Seven major global powers were joined by Middle Eastern allies on Tuesday in a push to isolate Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, hours before the U.S. secretary of state flies to Moscow, Assad’s top backer. G7 foreign […]

Plane mutiny unlikely to clip United’s wings – POLITICO

Plane mutiny unlikely to clip United's wings – POLITICO. by Josh Dawsey · April 11, 2017 Sunday’s incident aboard a United flight appeared to crystallize years of travelers’ discontent with cramped seats, luggage restrictions and bewildering fees. | AP Photo The dragging of a battered, bloodied physician off a United Airlines flight “disturbed” the White House, provoked outrage from political […]

United pledges to review policies on removal of passengers

United pledges to review policies on removal of passengers. by DON BABWIN CHICAGO (AP) — After people were horrified by video of a passenger getting dragged off a full United Express flight by airport police, the head of United’s parent company said the airline was reaching out to the man to “resolve this situation.” Hours later on Monday, his tone […]

The rapid de-Swedenization of Sweden

The rapid de-Swedenization of Sweden. The truck attack in Stockholm by an Uzbek terrorist, which killed four people and injured about 15 more, is providing another reminder of the shifting demographics of Sweden. What was once a largely peaceful country of Nordic citizens has morphed into a multi-ethnic entity in which nearly a quarter of inhabitants were either born abroad […]

Fact: America Has Been Intervening in Syria for Years | The National Interest

Fact: America Has Been Intervening in Syria for Years | The National Interest. The Khan Sheikhoun chemical attack and the American military response have caused analysts, commentators and politicians to scrutinize President Barack Obama’s infamous “red line” (in)decision in 2013. Critics, including current president Donald Trump, assert that the failure to follow through on the threat of punishment after the […]

Judicial Watch Obtains 204 ICE Illegal Alien ‘Detainer Requests’ Denied by Travis County Sheriff

Judicial Watch Obtains 204 ICE Illegal Alien 'Detainer Requests' Denied by Travis County Sheriff. The government watchdog group Judicial Watch obtained 204 illegal alien “detainer requests” from ICE that were denied by the sheriff’s office in Travis County, Texas, and which included detainers for aliens charged with multiple crimes, including 58 DWIs, 34 acts of violence, 14 burglaries, drug possession […]

Why Preserving the Filibuster Is Critical for Conservatives

Why Preserving the Filibuster Is Critical for Conservatives. by Rachel Bovard · April 11, 2017 Last week, following on the precedent set by former Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid in 2013, Senate Republicans removed the last vestige of the filibuster for judicial nominees. As it currently stands in the Senate, no judicial nominee—from the lower courts to the Supreme Court—is […]

Poll: The Top Ten Most Popular Governors Are All Republican

Poll: The Top Ten Most Popular Governors Are All Republican. by Tyler O’Neil · April 11, 2017 The top ten most popular governors in America are all Republicans, according to a Morning Consult poll published Tuesday. This fact is very significant, because Democrats have set their sights on gubernatorial elections in 2018, in order to set up a more favorable […]

Obama’s Debt Interest Bomb – WSJ

Obama’s Debt Interest Bomb – WSJ. President Obama left his successor many time bombs—think chemical weapons in Syria and the collapsing Affordable Care Act. But a burning fuse that gets less attention showed its first signs of the explosion to come in Friday’s Congressional Budget Office budget review for March: Rising net interest payments on the national debt. CBO reported […]

How to End a Campus Injustice With the Stroke of a Pen – WSJ

How to End a Campus Injustice With the Stroke of a Pen – WSJ. By Stuart Taylor Jr. April 10, 2017 6:55 p.m. ET 43 COMMENTS With his legislative agenda in trouble, President Trump could do a lot of good by using his executive power to reverse an egregious example of the Obama administration’s bureaucratic tyranny. I refer to the […]

Susan Rice – Obama Administration Zelig Appearing in Many Scandals | National Review

Susan Rice – Obama Administration Zelig Appearing in Many Scandals | National Review. by Victor Davis Hanson · April 11, 2017 Susan Rice is the real version of Woody Allen’s cinematic character Zelig, who in the movie of the same name popped up almost anywhere as an expert on anything. As U.N. ambassador from 2009 to 2013, and later as […]

Turns out Obama was the real Russian stooge | New York Post

Turns out Obama was the real Russian stooge | New York Post. by Rich Lowry · April 11, 2017 The circumstantial evidence is mounting that the Kremlin succeeded in infiltrating the US government at the highest levels. How else to explain a newly elected president looking the other way after an act of Russian aggression? Agreeing to a farcically one-sided […]

Syria fight upends Trump’s image as Russia ally | Washington Examiner

Syria fight upends Trump's image as Russia ally | Washington Examiner. by W. James Antle III · April 11, 2017 Increasing tensions with Moscow over U.S. strikes on Syria have complicated the Democrats’ argument that President Trump is too close to Russia, even as congressional committees continue to investigate Russian interference in the presidential election and any collusion with the […]

UN tensions with Trump administration mount as both sides dig in | Fox News

UN tensions with Trump administration mount as both sides dig in | Fox News. by Adam Shaw An era of relative harmony between the United States and United Nations appears to be coming to an end, as President Trump’s envoy takes on the international body’s inclination toward inaction — and U.N. leaders take swipes at the new administration in Washington. […]

Government Makes the Poor Poorer – Stephen Moore

Government Makes the Poor Poorer – Stephen Moore. · by Stephen Moore For all the obsessing in Washington over income inequality, why isn’t there more outrage over government policies that exacerbate the problem? There are hundreds of programs that increase poverty in America. Last week, at the Heritage Foundation forum on this very topic, my colleagues exposed many of these […]

US Energy Emissions Keep Falling – The American Interest

US Energy Emissions Keep Falling – The American Interest. America’s carbon emissions dropped three percent last year, a significant dip that came to us courtesy of—you guessed it—the shale boom. Cheap, abundant natural gas displaced coal as America’s top power source, and in the process got rid of the copious sooty local air pollutants and greenhouse gas emissions that those […]

MIT Press Publishes ‘Communism for Kids’ Book – Washington Free Beacon

MIT Press Publishes 'Communism for Kids' Book – Washington Free Beacon. by Elizabeth Harrington · April 10, 2017 Share Email Children at Lenin’s Tomb, 1924 / Getty Images MIT Press is out with a new book that teaches children the tenets of Karl Marx with fairy tales. Communism for Kids, written by a German author who specializes in political theory […]

The State Department Knew a Year Ago That Syria Likely Still Had Chemical Weapons | The Weekly Standard

The State Department Knew a Year Ago That Syria Likely Still Had Chemical Weapons | The Weekly Standard. Despite repeated public pronouncements from President Obama, Susan Rice, and others in the Obama administration that a 2013 deal with Russia and Syria had “eliminated Syria’s declared chemical weapons program,” the evidence from continued attacks increasingly and overwhelmingly contradicts this assertion. As […]

US Special Forces Obliterate ISIS Fighters | The Daily Caller

US Special Forces Obliterate ISIS Fighters | The Daily Caller. U.S. special forces obliterated an entire Islamic State attack team assaulting a base in southern Syria Saturday, military officials said. “The enemy got crushed,” a U.S. military official told NBC News. ISIS fighters launched an assault on the al-Tanf military base in southern Syria, according to the two officials who […]

Articles: The Rotten Obama Record — and Legacy

Articles: The Rotten Obama Record — and Legacy. by David Prentice · April 10, 2017 There is an excellent cartoon showing a circle of people surrounding Barack Obama, guarding him, preventing anyone from bringing him harm. An observer asks if those people are the Secret Service. The answer: No, that’s the media. I don’t think there is a better portrayal […]

The Left Brought On The Nuclear Option By Making Judges Political

The Left Brought On The Nuclear Option By Making Judges Political. by Ilya Shapiro · April 10, 2017 Speculation abounds regarding what the Senate’s having gone “nuclear” means for those of us living in the brave new morning after. For every commentator who rues that our justices will now decline in quality, there’s one who explains that this moment actually […]

Official: Russia knew Syrian chemical attack was coming

Official: Russia knew Syrian chemical attack was coming. by ROBERT BURNS WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States has concluded Russia knew in advance of Syria’s chemical weapons attack last week, a senior U.S. official said Monday. The official said a drone operated by Russians was flying over a hospital as victims of the attack were rushing to get treatment. Hours […]

Suicide bombers’ families get cost-of-living raises

Suicide bombers’ families get cost-of-living raises. In defiance of demands from the United States and other Western nations to stop using their funds to subsidize the families of terrorists, the Palestinian Authority has announced it not only will continue the payments, it will give a raise to the families. Palestinian Media Watch cited Muhammad Sbeihat, the secretary-general of the National […]

The U.S-China Showdown at Mar-a-Lago: How Trump Undercut Xi | The National Interest

The U.S-China Showdown at Mar-a-Lago: How Trump Undercut Xi | The National Interest. “We have made tremendous progress in our relationship with China,” said President Trump on Friday, after meeting his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping in Mar-a-Lago. “We’ll be making a lot of additional progress. The relationship developed by President Xi and myself I think is outstanding.” Is this what […]

McMaster on U.S Priority in Syria: Both Tillerson and Haley Are Right

McMaster on U.S Priority in Syria: Both Tillerson and Haley Are Right. by Susan Jones · April 10, 2017 By | April 10, 2017 | 7:20 AM EDT National Security Adviser Gen. H.R. McMaster discussed U.S. priorities in Syria on “Fox News Sunday” with Chris Wallace on Sunday, April 9, 2017. (Screen grab from “Fox News Sunday”) (CNSNews.com) – Secretary […]

How Free Trade and Economic Freedom Help the Poor

How Free Trade and Economic Freedom Help the Poor. by Michael Marn · April 10, 2017 Today, many people argue that trade disproportionately hurts poor Americans. They say free trade creates a wage gap between low- and high-income earners, and constructs barriers that make it increasingly difficult for the less fortunate to climb the economic ladder. But recent data from […]

War Stories From the Charter School Movement – Reason.com

War Stories From the Charter School Movement – Reason.com. by Alex Manning · April 10, 2017 Building a network of successful charter schools isn’t easy, especially in a state as wary of school choice as California. But Dan Katzir and Gloria Romero have transformed public education in the face of tough opposition from political party leaders, union bosses, and school […]

Get Up, Stand Up | City Journal

Get Up, Stand Up | City Journal. by Heather Mac Donald · April 9, 2017 Where are the faculty? American college students are increasingly resorting to brute force, and sometimes criminal violence, to shut down ideas they don’t like. Yet when such travesties occur, the faculty are, with few exceptions, missing in action, though they have themselves been given the […]

Congressional Republicans take heat at home on ObamaCare, say priority is avoiding shutdown | Fox News

Congressional Republicans take heat at home on ObamaCare, say priority is avoiding shutdown | Fox News. Congressional Republicans returned this weekend to their districts to get another earful about ObamaCare, while giving mixed statements about how close they are to replacing the health care law and suggesting that avoiding a looming government shutdown is now the priority. California GOP Rep. […]

Gorsuch and the Rule of Law – Jenna Ellis

Gorsuch and the Rule of Law – Jenna Ellis. by Jenna Ellis Judge Neil Gorsuch has been confirmed as an associate justice to the United States Supreme Court. Americans on both sides of the aisle should be pleased and proud of the Senate’s confirmation. Sophisticated arguments have been levied back and forth over the propriety of Judge Gorsuch, and liberals […]

Israel And India Reach Historic Weapons Deal – The American Interest

Israel And India Reach Historic Weapons Deal – The American Interest. by Charles Edel The budding friendship between Israel and India just got $2 billion bigger. NDTV: India has signed a weapons deal with Israel for nearly $2 billion in what’s being described as the “largest defence contract” ever signed by the military exporting giant. The deal will provide India […]

At Least 20% of SEIU’s Budget Went to Politics – Washington Free Beacon

At Least 20% of SEIU's Budget Went to Politics – Washington Free Beacon. Labor giant Service Employees International Union spent $60 million on politics and lobbying as well as $19 million on the Fight for 15 movement in 2016, and now finds itself laying off headquarters staff. The union’s federal filing to the Department of Labor reveal that it experienced […]

Gorsuch Will Have Immediate Effect On High Profile Cases | The Daily Caller

Gorsuch Will Have Immediate Effect On High Profile Cases | The Daily Caller. Justice Neil Gorsuch’s installation on the Supreme Court will likely have a dispositive effect on several high-profile cases, which could set a rightward tack for a bench that has listed to the left over the past year. In his first weeks on the tribunal, Gorsuch and his […]

Articles: The Rotten Obama Record — and Legacy

Articles: The Rotten Obama Record — and Legacy. by David Prentice · April 10, 2017 There is an excellent cartoon showing a circle of people surrounding Barack Obama, guarding him, preventing anyone from bringing him harm. An observer asks if those people are the Secret Service. The answer: No, that’s the media. I don’t think there is a better portrayal […]

Exclusive: At strategic shoal, China asserts power through control, and concessions | Reuters

Exclusive: At strategic shoal, China asserts power through control, and concessions | Reuters. by Martin Petty · April 10, 2017 SCARBOROUGH SHOAL, South China Sea Far out in the South China Sea, where dark blue meets bright turquoise, a miles-long row of fishing boats anchor near Scarborough Shoal, backed by a small armada of coastguard projecting China’s power in Asia’s […]

Ford says hybrid police car catches bad guys, saves gas too

Ford says hybrid police car catches bad guys, saves gas too. by TOM KRISHER DEARBORN, Mich. (AP) — The next time the cops chase you down for speeding, they could be driving a fuel-efficient gas-electric hybrid. Ford Motor Co., which sells more police cars in the U.S. than any other automaker, says it will offer a police pursuit version of […]

Senator slams book burners protecting global warming ‘hoax’

Senator slams book burners protecting global warming ‘hoax’. If you don’t like the message, shoot the messenger, apparently. Three Democrats on Capitol Hill seem to be following that rule when it comes to “global warming.” Congressmen Bobby Scott, Raúl Grijalva and Eddie Bernie Johnson have demanded public school teachers around the country reject the 2015 book “Why Climate Scientists Disagree […]

Without Deterrence, America Can’t Confront Nuclear Mavericks | The National Interest

Without Deterrence, America Can't Confront Nuclear Mavericks | The National Interest. To effectively counter the nuclear ambitions of determined proliferators, a strategy of compellence is essential, even if it takes place within the framework of diplomacy and negotiations. Determined nuclear proliferators are very determined: they are bent on attaining the strategic value they attribute to a nuclear weapons capability, and […]

Suicide bombers kill 44 at Palm Sunday services in Egypt

Suicide bombers kill 44 at Palm Sunday services in Egypt. TANTA, Egypt (AP) — Suicide bombers struck hours apart at two Coptic churches in northern Egypt, killing 44 people and turning Palm Sunday services into scenes of horror and outrage at the government that led the president to call for a three-month state of emergency. The Islamic State group claimed […]

After Missile Strike in Syria, Trump Must Avoid Mission Creep

After Missile Strike in Syria, Trump Must Avoid Mission Creep. by James Phillips · April 9, 2017 On April 6, President Donald Trump ordered a cruise missile strike against the Syrian airfield used by the warplanes that launched last week’s chemical attack against Syrian civilians. This strike was an appropriate, proportional, and carefully calibrated response for the Assad regime’s repeated […]

Navy Sends Carrier Strike Group Toward Korean Peninsula

Navy Sends Carrier Strike Group Toward Korean Peninsula. by Rick Moran · April 9, 2017 The U.S. Navy is sending the aircraft carrier Carl Vinson and several support ships toward the Korean peninsula in response to the growing threat from North Korea. The carrier group was originally scheduled to sail into the western Pacific and make port visits to Australia. […]

Drug Smugglers Have Already Beaten Trump’s Wall – Reason.com

Drug Smugglers Have Already Beaten Trump's Wall – Reason.com. by Theresa Cardinal Brown · April 9, 2017 During a speech announcing his intention to seek the presidency, Donald Trump stumbled on what would become a signature issue for his campaign: Mexico. “When Mexico sends its people, they’re not sending their best,” he said. “They’re sending people that have lots of […]

China’s Banks Are Still in Trouble – Bloomberg View

China's Banks Are Still in Trouble – Bloomberg View. by Christopher Balding · April 6, 2017 Since China’s four major state-owned banks reported results last week, analysts have been cheering. Profit growth was up and non-performing loan ratios were down. Much has been made about progress in improving underwriting standards. But it would be wise to hold off on the […]

After losing on Gorsuch, Democrats have no leverage (Opinion) – CNN.com

After losing on Gorsuch, Democrats have no leverage (Opinion) – CNN.com. Ilya Shapiro is a senior fellow in constitutional studies at the Cato Institute and editor-in-chief of the Cato Supreme Court Review. The opinions expressed in this commentary are his own. (CNN)This was an eventful week for two government institutions, the Supreme Court and Senate. More than a year after […]

Ben Rhodes not happy with Trump’s missile strike | Washington Examiner

Ben Rhodes not happy with Trump's missile strike | Washington Examiner. by Pete Kasperowicz · April 8, 2017 President Obama’s former deputy national security adviser indicated Saturday that he isn’t very happy with President Trump’s decision to hit a Syrian air base with missiles. Trump’s missile strike, which was retaliation for Syria’s use of chemical weapons, drew instant comparisons to […]

Susan Rice and the Land of Mythomania – Susan Stamper Brown

Susan Rice and the Land of Mythomania – Susan Stamper Brown. by Susan Stamper Brown Truth can be buried in a grave but it won’t stay there. That doesn’t mean those left holding the shovel won’t temporarily profit. Judas got his 30 pieces of silver and Barack Obama got his second term, thanks to those in his administration like Susan […]

Trump Blows Up Obama’s Foreign Policy Straw Men – Washington Free Beacon

Trump Blows Up Obama's Foreign Policy Straw Men – Washington Free Beacon. President Trump did more than retaliate for Bashar al-Assad’s illegal and inhumane use of nerve agents against civilians when he ordered the launch of 59 Tomahawk missiles to destroy al-Shayrat airbase in Syria. He also detonated a few shibboleths of his predecessor’s foreign policy. First is the idea […]

Laser weapons edge toward use in US military

Laser weapons edge toward use in US military. by Laurent BARTHELEMY · April 8, 2017 Washington (AFP) – A sci-fi staple for decades, laser weapons are finally becoming reality in the US military, albeit with capabilities a little less dramatic than at the movies. Lightsabers — the favored weapon of the Jedi in “Star Wars” films — will remain in […]

How Mitch McConnell Won the Battle to Confirm Gorsuch | The Weekly Standard

How Mitch McConnell Won the Battle to Confirm Gorsuch | The Weekly Standard. Neil Gorsuch’s confirmation as a Supreme Court justice appeared all but certain after his smooth and appealing testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee. He came across as “almost too good,” one of his backers said. He was the beneficiary of a well-financed effort by outside groups. And […]

SCIENCE: Teachers Should Allow Ebonics | The Daily Caller

SCIENCE: Teachers Should Allow Ebonics | The Daily Caller. An undergraduate researcher at the University of Wisconsin–Madison has gained national acclaim for her research showing, she says, that members of minority groups feel oppressed by standard, grammatical English. The researcher is Erika Gallagher, reports The Daily Cardinal, the student newspaper on the taxpayer-funded campus. Gallagher’s research was chosen to be […]